WAILEA VILLAGE MOCHI POUNDING (19TH ANNUAL)

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Akiko Masuda
808-963-6422
msakiko@hawaii.rr.com
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Akiko's over the past 18 years has celebrated the ancient art of Mochi Pounding, making rice cakes to commemorate the coming of New Years. This will be our 19th year. This event started with just 23 neighbors, finding and recovering mochi pounding equipment that had been stored away - stone mortars, wooden pounding mallets, red wood steamer boxes lined with slit bamboo mats, old metal fire places and finely hewn rectangular boxes to cool the completed rice cakes.Join us for what has become a free public event, where hundreds come throughout the day to take their turn at pounding the sticky glutinous rice for good luck. There are food vendors, our classic $5 chicken hekka plate lunch, Hawaiian entertainment, food vendors, fortune tellers and massage. There are used books, orchids, precious hand made items by our Hakalau Seniors Club, and cool jazz. There is Japanese new years floral arrangements and New Years arts and crafts. There is cool jazz and delicious desserts, all the mixtu

WAILEA VILLAGE MOCHI POUNDING (19TH ANNUAL)